13 September 1916 - 23 November 1990
Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot of Norwegian descent. Born in 1916 in Wales, he is best known for his children's books such as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "James and the Giant Peach," "Matilda," and "The BFG." His imaginative storytelling, humorous characters, and quirky twists have made him one of the most beloved children's authors of all time. Dahl's works are widely read in the UK and around the world, and many have been adapted into successful movies, television shows, and stage productions. Dahl died in 1990 at the age of 74.